Mghendi: Why FKF elections should proceed as scheduled
FKF Coast National Executive Commitee Member aspirant Gabriel Mghendi/ Photo courtesy
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Coast National Executive (NEC) Member aspirant Gabriel Mghendi has welcomed the roadmap and election guidelines recently released by the FKF Electoral Board.
Mghendi who doubles as the Vice Chairman of the FKF National legal committee appealed to all the interested participants to take advantage of the relaxed election requirements and seek elective positions in the forthcoming FKF polls.
“I am happy with the released road map and guideline provided by the FKF Electoral Board. It is my sincere hope that more participants will join the race and this will offer a healthy challenge in the spirit of democracy’’ Mgendi said.
Mgendi further called for a ceasefire in the bickering that has been characterized in the past now that acceptable solution has been found.
FKF elections have twice been nullified by the Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT), the first elections due to the perceived lack of public participation on the electoral code and the second elections due to the contentious candidate eligibility criteria.
The FKF Electoral Board on August 11th 2020 released the road map and guidelines to the elections as per the statues of the world governing body, FIFA.
According to the new guidelines, the eligibility criteria has been revised and those wishing to contest must have been in active football for at least two of the last five years as per the FIFA Standard Electoral code in addition to complying with the requirements for leadership and integrity out in Chapter Six of the 2010 Kenya Constitution.